My brother-in-law, loves coffee cake. There are several recipes for coffee cake in Grandma Dora’s recipe boxes and he keeps suggesting we try one. One afternoon I was at Wendy’s house. She had dinner in the crock pot, so I decided to make muffins to go with it. Then, I remembered the coffee cake recipes and decided to try one of those instead. The Koffee Kuchen looked a bit different than the others, so I thought I would try it out.
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 beaten egg yolks
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 stiff beaten egg whites
Cream shortening and sugar; add egg yolks. Add flour sifted with salt and baking powder alternately with milk. Fold in egg whites. Pour into waxed paper lined 8 inch square pan. Blend 6 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. Sprinkle over cake. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) 40 to 50 minutes. Cut in squares.
I started out by separating the eggs and beating the egg whites until they were stiff.
I then removed the egg whites to another bowl and creamed the shortening and sugar.
I added the egg yolks. Then, I combined the dry ingredients and added them to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. After that I folded in the egg whites and poured the batter into an 8 inch square pan (I did not line it with waxed paper although it is probably a good idea.).
Then I blended the topping ingredients. This was an interesting, a topping with baking soda in it. I’d never made one like this before and was curious to see what it was like after it baked.
I sprinkled it on the cake and put it in the oven.
I baked it in the oven at 350 and after about 40 minutes it came out smelling and looking delicious.
It tasted different that a traditional coffee cake – there is no cinnamon. It has it’s own distinct flavor. Even though it was my brother-in-law’s request, my dad is the one who ended up devouring it! Give it a try and serve it with coffee or just by itself. I think you will be glad you did.